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Drug Rehab Athens Georgia

Find Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Programs in Athens

There are several drug rehab options available to individuals living in the Athens area. It is important to understand each treatment option that is available in Athens, Georgia, in order to choose the appropriate treatment approach for yourself or a loved one. Choosing the proper drug or alcohol rehab program in Athens, GA. is the most important factor in the treatment of drug abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. The following information will help you to understand your various treatment options so that you have the greatest chance of a successful outcome.

Let's take a look at the various treatment options that coincide with the condition of the individual seeking treatment.

Outpatient drug or alcohol rehab programs do not require patients to reside in a treatment facility during the treatment process; therefore, employment and home activities can continue during the treatment process. Typically, outpatient treatment is a method employed only in the case of moderate drug and/or alcohol use, that has not advanced to the stages of dependence or addiction.

An inpatient alcohol and drug rehab program is the correct treatment method for severe cases of drug addiction and alcoholism. Unlike out-patient rehab programs which can leave an individual susceptible to continually relapsing, inpatient drug and alcohol rehabs offer a controlled, safe environment where a person can get maximum benefit in the recovery process.

Short term drug and alcohol rehabs are inpatient treatment programs which are best suited for people that have reached the stage of addiction but the addiction stage is a year or less. The typical length of stay is 30 days or less in an inpatient treatment facility. Because of the brief duration of a short-term rehab program, people that have struggled with a severe addiction for years do not usually benefit from this method of treatment.

Long term drug and alcohol rehab provides treatment for people that have developed advanced stages of drug addiction and alcoholism. This is the only method of treatment that has shown to be effective for long term advanced cases of addiction. Long term drug and alcohol rehab programs are 60 to 90 days and longer.

Research studies show conclusively that the longer a severe drug or alcohol addicted person stays in treatment, the better the outcome. As such, the benefits of a long term drug or alcohol rehab should be taken into serious consideration when deciding upon treatment for a long term severe addiction problem.

A dual diagnosis drug or alcohol rehab may be the correct choice if one suspects that the person that is addicted to a drugs and/or alcohol due to an underlying mental health issue. Co-existing conditions are very common and both can be treated through a regime of detoxification, drug or alcohol rehabilitation, and therapy.

According to the National Association of Diaconate Directors, dual-diagnosis rehab centers should use a variety of therapy when treating those with this condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy teaches the drug or alcohol abuser how to better deal with their thoughts and behaviors regarding their condition. Behavior management is an additional form of therapy which centers on their behaviors and actions concerning their substance abuse.

Drug or alcohol detoxification is a process that deals with the mental and physical withdrawal symptoms that are brought on when a drug or alcohol addicted person stops using the substance they are dependent on abruptly. The severity of these withdrawal symptoms is dependent upon the type of substance or substances the person is addicted to and how long they have been using. Most often, detox has a duration of 3 days to a week but in some cases such as methadone and suboxone it can be much longer.

It is important to realize that for addiction, detox is only the first step of addressing the problem. Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex problem, psychological symptoms may persist long after physical addiction symptoms have passed. Individuals not only develop a physical dependence to drugs and alcohol but in most cases, emotional and psychological dependence as well. Detox should be followed with an extensive treatment program so that the individual is emotionally and psychologically prepared for the future.

As you can imagine, one doesn't want too many failures piling up due to choosing incorrect treatment options, as the person will become hopeless and give up altogether. So it is vital to understand your options and seek the proper level of care for the severity of the substance abuse problem.

The following are local drug rehab listings for Athens, Georgia:

Athens Area Commencement Center Commencement Center

1175 Mitchell Bridge Road
Athens, GA. 30606

If you would like to contact Athens Area Commencement Center, you can reach them at 706-546-7355.

Website: http://www.thecommencementcenter.com

Type of Care:
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Used In Treatment, Naltrexone (oral), Vivitrol (injectable Naltrexone)
Service Setting:
Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Outpatient, Outpatient Detoxification, Outpatient Day Treatment or Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Regular Outpatient Treatment, Computerized Treatment
Payment Types Accepted:
Cash or Self-Payment, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance
Special Programs Offered:
Persons With Co-Occurring Mental And Substance Abuse Disorders, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Or Transgender (LGBT) Clients, Veterans, Military Families, Clients Referred From The Court/Judicial System (Other Than Dui/Dwi), Seniors Or Older Adults, Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Adult Women, Adult Men, Persons With HIV Or Aids, Persons Who Have Experienced Trauma, Persons Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Age Groups Accepted:
Young Adults, Adults
Gender Accepted:
Female, Male
Facility Operation:
Private Organization

DM and ADR Inc

1710 Commerce Road
Athens, GA. 30607

If you would like to contact DM and ADR Inc, you can reach them at (706) 552-0688.

Website: http://www.theathensclinic.com

Type of Care:
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program
Service Setting:
Outpatient, Outpatient Detoxification, Outpatient Methadone/Buprenorphine or Vivitrol
Payment Types Accepted:
Cash or Self-Payment
Exclusive Services:
Methadone Clients Only
Age Groups Accepted:
Young Adults, Adults
Gender Accepted:
Female, Male
Facility Operation:
Private Organization

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems I CAN Peer Support Program

2085 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA. 30605

If you would like to contact Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, you can reach them at 706-369-6363x3113.

Website: http://www.advantagebhs.org

Type of Care:
Mental Health Treatment
Service Setting:
Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Outpatient, Community Mental Health Center
Payment Types Accepted:
Medicaid, State Mental Health Agency Funds
Special Programs Offered:
Persons With Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Age Groups Accepted:
Young Adults, Adults, Seniors (65 Or Older)
Smoking Policy:
Smoking Not Allowed
Facility Operation:
State Mental Health Authority

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems Miles Street Clinic

195 Miles Street
Athens, GA. 30601

If you would like to contact Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, you can reach them at 706-369-5745-2020.

Website: http://www.advantagebhs.org

Type of Care:
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, Detoxification
Service Setting:
Residential, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Outpatient, Short Term Drug Rehab, Inpatient Detoxification, Outpatient Day Treatment or Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Regular Outpatient Treatment
Payment Types Accepted:
Cash or Self-Payment, Medicaid, State Financed Health Insurance Plan Other Than Medicaid, Private Health Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale (Fee Is Based On Income and Other Factors), Payment Assistance (Check With Facility For Details)
Special Programs Offered:
Adult Men
Age Groups Accepted:
Young Adults, Adults
Gender Accepted:
Female, Male
Language Services:
Services For The Hearing-Impaired
Facility Operation:
Private Organization

Local listings for Athens, Georgia:

Drug Addiction is not easy to overcome alone. Support Groups like Narcotics Anonymous help provide a safe environment for recovering Drug Addicts. Here is a list of NA meetings in Athens, Georgia:

1021 North Chase Street
Athens, GA. 30601

Sunday - 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
Monday - 12:10 PM 6:30 PM
Tuesday - 12:10 PM 6:30 PM
Wednesday - 12:30 PM 6:30 PM
Thursday - 12:10 PM 6:30 PM
Friday - 12:10 PM 6:30 PM
Saturday - 12:10 PM 6:00 PM 10:30 PM
240 Mitchell Bridge Road
Athens, GA. 30606

Thursday - 7:00 PM
400 Mckinley Street
Athens, GA. 30601

Tuesday - 8:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 PM
784 North Chase Street
Athens, GA. 30601

Monday - 8:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 PM
297 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA. 30601

Sunday - 7:00 PM
Monday - 7:00 PM

Alcoholism can destroy a family and loved ones. Groups like Al-Anon provide support and help to families who have been affected by alcohol addiction. Below is a list of Al-Anon meetings in Athens, Georgia:

540 Prince Avenue
Athens , GA.

Tuesday - 7:30 PM
3195 Barnett Shoals Rd
Athens , GA.

Friday - 6:00 PM
973 Prince Avenue
Athens , GA.

Monday - 12:10 PM
Wednesday - 12:10 PM
Saturday - 12:10 PM
973 Prince Ave
Athens , GA.

Thursday - 7:00 PM

Alcohol Relapse Prevention is critical to remaining sober. Support groups and meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous can be helpful in Relapse Prevention. Here is a list of AA Meetings in Athens, GA.:

337 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA. 30605


Drug Overdose is dangerous and potentially fatal. In the event you or someone you know is having a drug overdose, get them immediately to a hospital for medical assistance. The following hospitals are located in Athens, Georgia:

Athens Regional Med Center
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-2793
(706) 549-9977
St Mary's Health Care System
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606-3791
(706) 548-7581

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Facts About Athens

Athens, Georgia's fame grew due to the University of Georgia, which covers 605 ac and includes 313 buildings in the center. The university was incorporated in 1785, making it America's 1st state-chartered college.
In the last 2 decades, Athens, Georgia has also drawn national attention for its music scene. That is where the Indigo Girls, R.E.M., and the B-52s got their start.
The double barreled cannon is an American Civil War experimental weapon and now a modern landmark in Athens, Georgia. While first built for warfare, the cannon never saw battle.
The Tree that owns Itself is a White Oak Tree, widely considered having legal ownership of itself and of all land within 8 feet of its base. The tree, is also called the "Jackson Oak", and is located at the corner of south Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia.
The 1940 movie "The Green Hand" was shot in Athens, Georgia, using local townspeople, students and faculty from the University of Georgia as its staff.

DEA Info For Georgia

LSD is usually encountered at school settings and is imported to Georgia mostly from the West Coast via U.S. Postal Service packages or commercial express mail.
There were 55 meth lab incidents in Georgia in 2007.
Street-level amounts of heroin have been seized, which attests to the pervasiveness and the availability of the drug in Georgia.
The wholesale cost of Ecstasy in Georgia varies between $3 and $15 per pill and the retail price varies between $8 (Atlanta) and $25 (Savannah). Ecstasy is readily available in Atlanta’s nightclubs, "Rave" parties, and concerts that target the younger population.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) established the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 1995 in Georgia. The Atlanta HIDTA’s mission is to target drugs and violence within DeKalb County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, and Fulton County, as well as the city of Atlanta. There are 13 agencies participating in the Atlanta HIDTA, five of which are federal agencies.
Often, powder cocaine is converted into crack by the local wholesaler or retailer in Georgia. Primary source areas for cocaine are located in Texas.

Drug Facts

Taking drugs can produce an effect that is the opposite of tolerance. Sensitization occurs when the same dose of a particular drug is taken repeatedly. With sensitization, the exact same dose of the drug begins to produce a larger, rather than smaller, effect. For example, a user might take a particular dose of amphetamine. At first, that dose might only cause a slight increase in the person's energy level or physical activity. After the same dose has been repeated several times, however, that dose might begin to cause intense hyperactivity or even a seizure. Because of its unpredictable nature, sensitization can be quite dangerous. Furthermore, research suggests that the effects of sensitization on the nervous system may be involved in the progression of drug users from soft gateway drugs (e.g., nicotine and alcohol) to hard drugs such as cocaine.
Women who abuse drugs can also damage the health of their unborn children. For example, a woman who smokes marijuana during pregnancy can put the fetus at risk for a host of dangerous problems, such as low birth weight, developmental difficulties, and even Drug Addiction. Similarly, a woman who drinks alcohol while pregnant�perhaps before she even realizes she's pregnant�can cause heart defects, growth retardation, and serious neurological injury to the fetus (commonly known as fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS).
Drug abuse treatment can be incorporated into criminal justice settings in a variety of ways. These include treatment as a condition of probation, drug courts that blend judicial monitoring and sanctions with treatment, treatment in prison followed by community-based treatment after discharge, and treatment under parole or probation supervision. Outcomes for substance abusing individuals can be improved by cross-agency coordination and collaboration of criminal justice professionals, substance abuse treatment providers, and other social service agencies. By working together, the criminal justice and treatment systems can optimize resources to benefit the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and the communities they serve.
Scientific research since the mid-1970s shows that drug abuse treatment can help many drug abusing offenders change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards drug abuse, avoid relapse, and successfully remove themselves from a life of substance abuse and crime. It is true that legal pressure might be needed to get a person into treatment and help them stay there. Once in a treatment program, however, even those who are not motivated to change at first can eventually become engaged in a continuing treatment process.

Athens, Georgia

Athens, GA Profile

Athens, GA, population 100,266 , is located in Georgia's Clarke county, about 59.8 miles from Atlanta and 87.5 miles from Augusta.

It is Estimated in recent years the population of Athens has been growing at an annual rate of less than one percent.

Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Athens area were higher than Georgia's average. The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Georgia average.

Athens Statistics Athens Gender Information

Males in Athens: 48,961 (49%)
Females in Athens: 51,305 (51%)

As % of Population in Athens

Race Diversity in Athens

White: 65%
African American: 27%
Asian: 3%
Other/Mixed: 5%

As % of Population in Athens

Age Diversity in Athens

Median Age in : 25.3 (Males in : 25.0, Females in : 25.6)

Males Under 20: 13% Females Under 20: 13% Males 20 to 40: 23% Females 20 to 40: 22% Males 40 to 60: 9% Females 40 to 60: 9% Males Over 60: 4% Females Over 60: 6%

Economics in Athens

Household Average Size: 2.35 people
Median Household Income: $ 28,118
Median Value of Homes: $ 103,000

Law Enforcement in Athens

Reported crimes in the area during 2003:

Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 9
Forcible rape: 52
Robbery: 139
Aggravated assault: 187
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 371

Burglary: 1,076
Larceny-theft: 4,612
Motor vehicle theft: 396
Arson: 30
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 5,832

Athens Location Information
Elevation: 758 feet above sea level. Land Area: Square Miles. Water Area: Square Miles.

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